It’s a rite of passage for your kids – trick or treat and pumpkin carving.
Adults eagerly anticipate holiday costume parties and socializing. In the current COVID environment, safety concerns could interfere with activities for kids and adults alike! Please follow the recommendations of the CDC and your local officials to celebrate Halloween safely.

Below are some general safety tips from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for trick or treating and pumpkin carving:

  • As an alternative to carving, consider painting pumpkins to eliminate the risk of cuts.
  • Costumes should be light and bright so kids are clearly visible. Trim costumes with reflective, glow-in-the-dark tape.
  • Make sure costumes are flame-resistant and fit properly. Costume masks shouldn’t obstruct a child’s vision – consider using makeup instead.
  • Talk with kids about using sidewalks rather than cutting across yards or driveways, and about obeying traffic signals.
  • Instruct kids to approach only well-lit homes. Both kids and parents should consider carrying flashlights.
  • Carry a cellphone while trick-or-treating in case of emergency.


We wish you all a safe and fun Halloween holiday. If you have questions about your home or personal safety, please contact your DII representative.

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